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Initial Installation (SQL Server 2008)

The SQL Server Installation Wizard provides a single feature tree to install all SQL Server components:

  • The Database Engine

  • Analysis Services

  • Reporting Services

  • Integration Services

  • Management tools

  • Documentation

NoteNote

SQL Server is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. For more information, see Editions and Components of SQL Server 2008.

Regardless of whether you use the SQL Server Installation Wizard or the command prompt to install SQL Server, Setup involves the following steps:

Planning a SQL Server Installation

Describes how to prepare your computer for SQL Server:

  • Hardware and software requirements.

  • System Configuration Checker requirements and blocking issues.

  • Security considerations.

Installing SQL Server 2008

Describes installation options for SQL Server.

Configuring SQL Server 2008

Describes tools used to configure SQL Server after installation.

Considerations for Installing the SQL Server Database Engine

Describes how to install and configure the SQL Server Database Engine.

Considerations for Installing Analysis Services

Describes how to install and configure Analysis Services.

Considerations for Installing Reporting Services

Describes how to install and configure Reporting Services.

Considerations for Installing Integration Services

Describes how to install and configure Integration Services.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Replication

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server Replication.

Considerations for Installing SQL Server Management Tools

Describes how to install and configure SQL Server management tools.

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